My American friend Jeanette invited me to join her yesterday morning to see how her young Kazakhstani kids are practicing for an upcoming one act play competition. Refreshing to get out of the Astana city glitz and see what life is REALLY like in the rural area of Kazakhstan. The pictures can tell the rest of the story. A banner day yesterday for me since in the afternoon I had Annemarie Bechert from Goethe Institute give an hour talk about culture(s) to my Professional Development students. I’ll write more about Annemarie’s talk and my village visit tomorrow.